The Sun is a massively powerful symbol to the elite going back thousands and thousands of years. In ancient times, even to the average John working on a farm, the Sun was a force to be worshipped. Within its monthly and yearly cycles, he would grow crops during its height, harvest as it weakened and take shelter during the lowest point of its strength.
But there was then and has always been more to the sun than just an energy source from which abundance can be given. Its many sub-cycles that the average un-educated man or woman in the street is unaware of, its relationship with the other planets of the universe and the effects on the gravity and polarity and magnetics of our own planet, especially in relation with our Moon (another massive Illuminati symbol). Certain words and phrases such as Summer, sun-set, ‘father and son’ actually originate from the knowledge and worship of this ‘Energy Source’.
To those who wrote ancient texts, such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayan, Babylonian, Incas and Aztecs, the powerfully esoteric knowledge of this was obviously mainstream and much of this knowledge has only come back to us again through science within recent times. However, when you follow back the royal aristocratic bloodlines and their offshoot rulers, you can see that they have carried this knowledge and their adopted symbolism for it, through to the modern day going back to those ancient times.